Food Security Working Group – Meet & Greet

February 10, 2023
1 –
5 p.m.

Hosted by the Center for Social & Behavioral Science.

The Center for Social and Behavioral Science (CSBS) is working with Illinois Profs. Kelley Lemon, Merin Oleschuk, and Bobby J. Smith to launch the Food Security Working Group, a campus-wide initiative to support researchers in the food security space.  

During the Spring 2023 semester, CSBS will host a series of events around this important topic, starting with a “Meet & Greet.” Open to Illinois faculty, staff, and students, this first event aims to provide a forum for faculty, researchers, and students to get to know one another and provide teaching and research resources for those interested in food security.

Food Security Working Group Meet & Greet 
I Hotel & Conference Center | Lincoln Room 
Presentations | Feb. 10, 1-4 p.m. 
Reception | 4 p.m. 

Tentative Agenda

  • 1:00-1:15 p.m. Sign-in & Welcome
  • 1:15-2:00 p.m. Keynote and Overview of Food Security
    Kim Kidwell, Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Partnerships & Initiatives
  • 2:00-3:00 p.m. Teaching Resources for Food Security Researchers
  • 3:00-4:00 p.m. Funding and Community Engagement for Food Security Researchers
  • 4:00-5:00 p.m. Reception

CSBS is planning additional opportunities for the Food Security Working Group to further connect for two Lunch & Learn Sessions on Mar. 3 and March 31. We invite you to join the working group and register for the Meet and Greet. Stay tuned for more information about these upcoming Spring events, including the Meet & Greet agenda and the schedule for the Lunch & Learn Sessions.